In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1maestra femeninoshe had something of the schoolmarm about her — parecía una institutriz de las antiguas
- The schoolmarm buried within me is clamouring to get out.
- The schoolmarm changes her profession and becomes an outlaw, called Kissin’ Kate Barlow.
- Notable and new, to me at least, was the spectacle of matronly gents dressing up as their mothers, aunties and schoolmarms in dowdy conservative outfits, cheerlessly dispensing disapproval over all.
- But now she was standing behind the bench, looking down at me in a pose that was part schoolmarm and part Southern hanging judge.
- A follow-up commercial had a gray-bunned schoolmarm firing off a letter about the grammatical goof, only to be challenged with the jingle, ‘Whaddaya want, good grammar or good taste?’
- It was an ice cream float gone guileful, a schoolmarm with a swagger.
- So did my New England Yankee public schoolmarms, but they and their policies have passed out of the culture and even the law.
- The problem with me is that when I talk about my mission, I sound deadly serious because I'm a former schoolmarm.
- Many black teachers were themselves once students of the typical Yankee schoolmarms.
- This credo of a particular order of comparative literature is like the hush of the schoolmarm enforcing a designed consensus at lesson's end.
- Maybe the cowboy in us prefers the saloon tart to the civilizing schoolmarm.
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